We usually tent when we camp but since the family we were going with had a baby we asked my in-laws if we could borrow their truck and pop-up camper. After a quick lesson with his dad hubby was ready for the 3 1/2 hour ride to Hershey, PA!
Hersheypark Camping Resort has cabins and various hookup sites. The campsite we chose was all by itself at the end of the loop, which was great for keeping an eye on the kids. Check in was pretty quick and the moms and kids left the dads to set up camp while we went shopping for groceries.
The next day we ate breakfast at the campsite and had lunch at The Soda Jerk Diner and Dairy Bar. They had a great '50's atmosphere and huge portions of great home cooked food! Next up, Hershey's Chocolate World!
Hershey's Chocolate World is free which includes Hershey's Great American Chocolate Tour Ride. It's a simulated factory tour that shows the life of chocolate from bean to Hershey's chocolate. We paid extra for the 4D movie The Great Chocolate Factory Mystery. My son loved it! He was truly convinced that the factory was under attack!
The following morning after breakfast we got on the bus (another perk to staying on property) and headed into the park. We started off on some dry rides and as it got hotter we headed over to the water park. We had our strollers but grabbed a locker for our wallets and purses. This was the hit of the trip. The kids went nuts! This park was truly designed with children in mind.
Overall, it was a great stay. The campground was clean and staff was friendly. The parks were well thought out for families with children of all ages. We all agreed that we wished we had more time to spend here and that next time we will take more time off!!